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“Last Men Out tells the real story behind one of the most-referenced but least-understood episodes in recent American history. It’s a gripping tale of heroism and heartbreak – and a reminder of the price paid by those who do our nation’s bidding.”—Nathaniel Fick, author of the NYT bestseller One Bullet Away
“This totally riveting and moving story tells how a small band of Marines risked everything to accomplish the harrowing evacuation of American personnel in the last days of the Vietnam War. You feel the fear of facing overwhelming odds, the frustration of a self-serving bureaucracy turning an orderly evacuation plan into a shambles, and the terror and despair of our shamefully abandoned allies. This book tells with authority and power how the light at the end of the dark tunnel of the Vietnam War proved to be the courage, nobility, and discipline of the United States Marine Corps.” —Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
“An exciting, focused account… A thrilling narrative ofbravery, bravado and loss.”—Kirkus
Bob Drury is the author/coauthor/editor of nine books. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal, and GQ. He is currently a contributing editor and foreign correspondent for Men’s Health. He lives in Manasquan, New Jersey.
Tom Clavin is the author or coauthor of eleven books and associate editor of The Medical Herald and The Spiritual Herald. He has contributed to The New York Times, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Parade, Reader’s Digest, and Men’s Journal, among others. He lives in East Hampton, New York.
It took me a while to get through this book. It was so emotionally upsetting due to knowing two people who were involved in the evacuation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr Jon
I enjoyed reading about this sad time in our history. When I was in the Marine Corps, I briefly considered applying for what, at the time we called "Embassy Duty" so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roy Mark
This is a fast paced ( the book really only focuses on a 48 hour window), thriller that is a sort of “Band of Brothers” to the MSG’s ( Marine Security Guards” ) who served at the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by perry man
I found the first half of the book slow. I skipped towards the end and it got more interesting, esp. during the evacuation itself.Published 5 months ago by Sarah B
Gritty, accurate without exaggeration and detailed enough to stay engaging throughout. I like the fact that Bob Drury gave an update on some/most of the charactersPublished 5 months ago by Sean OCadhla
This is a sober, behind-the-scenes look at the intricate details of the last days of the American presence in Saigon. Although a true story, it reads like a novel. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tim in Plymouth
What a wonderfully written, well researched book on such a tragic topic. Will show just how great the Marines are during any scenario placed. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marc Matthews
Real life experience about the guys who lived it. Must read for military historians.Published 6 months ago by John A. P. Gessner